El Centro Español of West Tampa

West Tampa

A Historic Landmark

I Remember Tampa would like to brief its followers on El Centro Español of West Tampa.  It is a historic site in the West Tampa neighborhood of Tampa, Florida, United States. It is located at 2306 North Howard Avenue. On July 30, 1974, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The Centro of West Tampa was a branch of El Centro Español de Tampa of Ybor City, and was built using membership dues of cigar workers in Ybor City and West Tampa. Members could use either building for amenities such as a gym, casino (game room), cafe, health clinic, etc. Centro Español de West Tampa also included the Royal Theater where live stage shows were performed; later movies were shown in the Royal Theater. The building still stands as a vivid reminder of the architectual beauty that defined many of the community of West Tampa.

West Tampa Architecture

West Tampa Landmark

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